Connected Community


Connected Community

September 6, 2019

Diary Dates

The following events are taking place in the last week of Term 3 and the first week of Term 4.

Last Week of Term 3

Tuesday 10 September
> GSV Track & Field Finals Evening

Wednesday 11 September
> Cambodia Trip Departs

Friday 13 September
> Term 3 Concludes

Saturday 14 September
> VCE Enhancement Program Commences

Sunday 15 September
> USA Study Tour Departs


School Holidays 

Sunday 22 September
> VCE Enhancment Program Concludes

Monday 23 September
> Cambodia Trip Returns

Friday 27 September
> USA Study Tour Returns


First Week of Term 4

Wednesday 9 October
> Netball Presentation Evening, Fig Tree Cafe / BSH, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Friday 11 October 
> VCE Art Exhibition Opening, Robinson Hall

Saturday 12 October
> VCE Art Exhibition, Robinson Hall

Sunday 13 October 
> VCE Art Exhibition Closes, Robinson Hall


Father’s Day Breakfast Challenge Cup

The rain and cold didn’t stop over 100 fathers and daughters rising early to celebrate Father’s Day at the annual CGGS Father’s Day Breakfast.

The morning began with a delicious breakfast of pastries, fruit, egg and bacon roles and hot chocolate or coffee, providing sustenance for the activities that followed.

The challenge for the Father/Daughter Cup began with junior school students facing their dads in a hard fought game of soccer. Resembling the Australian Matilda’s, the girls tried their hardest with deft footwork and brilliant ball skills, only to draw the game 1-1 with their dads.

The senior school dads however, managed to steal the win against their daughters in a highly skilled and very competitive basketball match. With the professionalism of Ben Simmons or Joe Ingles, some dads attempted lay ups and slam dunks, whilst the girls defended well and were more sprightly on their feet. The dads were ahead by a couple of points when the siren rang resulting in many dad’s basking in the glory of their success.

Congratulations to all who participated in the Father/Daughter Challenge Cup. Each dad was given a bag of delicious chocolates, complete with a “dad joke”, starting their day with a laugh.

There were smile on everyone’s faces and a fun morning was enjoyed by all!

Festival of Music Pre- Show Refreshments

The Parents and Friends Association proudly provided The Festival of Music audience complimentary pre-show refreshments, prior to the performance.

The Barbara Sutton Hall foyer was filled with grateful parents who enjoyed homemade sausage rolls, lovingly made by PFA volunteers, and a selection of red and white wine varieties.

PFA Friends of the Arts volunteers mingled with the group ensuring each guest’s hunger was satisfied and each glass was filled.

The PFA proudly support school music, dance and drama events to build relationships and a sense of community within the school.

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association please contact:

Susannah Jepson
Community Relationships Coordinator
9811 8590


Class of 2014 – 5 Year Reunion

It was great to see so many girls from the Class of 2014 returning to the school to celebrate their 5 year reunion last Friday evening.  The Inspire Room in the Library was buzzing with many past and current teachers who came along to catch up on what has happened over the years, and to see what everyone is up to since leaving school. A slide show of photos running throughout the evening had everyone laughing at hair styles, funny fashion and drama productions. The highlight of the school tour was going into the ‘forbidden’ teachers staff room which was off-limits whilst they were students. Whilst many are still studying at university, some girls are starting their careers, ranging from a nurse, pharmacist and teachers. A great evening was had by all!